509 Prendergast Avenue, Jamestown, NY  716.487.1984
Children & Youth Education
Children and youth are very important to us. For forty years, our primary mission within the community has been to offer a top-flight, loving, nurturing child care ministry called "A Children's Place".

Our Sunday School for children meets at 9:30 during the school year. Lessons often are in-sync with what is happening in worship so that families meaningfully can share with each other the scripture and lessons of the day. During worship, children participate through the children's sermon when  those in grade 4 and under are excused to attend an innovative, parent-led experience. 

Adult Education Forum
First Pres offers a vigorous and vital Adult Education Forum on Sunday mornings at 9:30 throughout the school year.  This popular hour is host to Bible studies, theological conversations, DVD series and discussions, and gold-star quality presentations by gifted members of the congregation on such topics as "The Will of God" and "The Bible in Arts and Literature." Coffee and tea are offered and new participants always are gladly welcomed and assimilated.  Continuing our Christian formation in such a venue as this weekly teaching forum is so important to our continuing faith development and all are invited.

Short-term studies during the midweek also are offered from time to time and are announced on the website and in church print communications.

Youth in grades 5 and above gather on Sunday evenings and other times in our "First Pres Youth Group." Teams of First Pres adults who have a heart for youth and our pastor provide times of reflective theological conversations relevant to our young peoples' lives as well as a variety of other opportunities and activities. Our youth also are engaged in mission and, periodically, mission and study trips, like a recent one to the Mexico-Arizona border to experience the perils and pathos of immigration issues, are planned.

Friends of our youth always are welcome to participate in our youth group and worship.